Interlaboratory studies and initiatives developing standards for proteomics

Proteomics. 2013 Mar;13(6):904-9. doi: 10.1002/pmic.201200532. Epub 2013 Feb 19.


Proteomics is a rapidly transforming interdisciplinary field of research that embraces a diverse set of analytical approaches to tackle problems in fundamental and applied biology. This viewpoint article highlights the benefits of interlaboratory studies and standardization initiatives to enable investigators to address many of the challenges found in proteomics research. Among these initiatives, we discuss our efforts on a comprehensive performance standard for characterizing PTMs by MS that was recently developed by the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF) Proteomics Standards Research Group (sPRG).

MeSH terms

  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Guidelines as Topic
  • Humans
  • Laboratories / standards*
  • Mass Spectrometry / standards*
  • Protein Processing, Post-Translational*
  • Proteome / metabolism
  • Proteomics*
  • Reference Standards


  • Proteome